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New co-operation project between arbitrators all over the world and Global Arbitration Review - ‘Arbitrator Research Tool’ (GAR ART)

Have you ever wished you knew who’d seen an arbitrator “in action” recently – so you could get an up-to-date sense of his or her performance? Or that you could find out an arbitrator’s preferred approach to matters such as discovery or cancellation before encountering them? - Now you can.

Discussion on Resolution No. 6232

We would like to inform you that the work of the UAA Working Group on improvement of arbitration legislation in Ukraine continues! June 20, 2017, in course of the first reading the resonant Resolution No. 6232

Internship at the LCIA

Do not miss the chance to complete an internship at the LCIA announced by the Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG). Everyone willing may participate in one the six-month internship program. The first one will run from 4 September 2017 to 2 March 2018. The second one – from 26 February 2018 to 1 September 2018. One should apply till 16 June 2017. Those, who are not the YIAG members should apply for the membership first, which is possible until 9 June.

The International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) has published ICCA’s Guide to the Interpretation of the 1958 New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards



Results of the V Arbitration School

On 29 April – 3 May 2017 the offices of the leading law firms Asters and Avellum successfully hosted the V Arbitration School jointly organized by the Ukrainian Arbitration Association and the League of Students of the Ukrainian Bar Association.

Results of the Essay Competition

On 18 April 2017 in the premises of the law firm Asters took place the awarding ceremony based on the results of the IV Ukrainian Essay Competition in International Commercial Arbitration. To announce the results and congratulate the winners were invited Olena Perepelynska, President of Ukrainian Arbitration Association and Yaroslav Petrov, Secretary General and UAA Board Member.

Amicus Curiae Brief: Nibulon vs. Rise

Dear UAA Members and everyone concerned!

Master Class “International sports arbitration”

Ukrainian Arbitration Association now kindly invites you on 6 April 2017 to the Master Class “International sports arbitration” by Anton Sotir, Partner of GoldenGate Law Firm.

3 April 2017 the seminar on changes in SCC and ICC Rules will be held in Kiev

Dear UAA members and all concerned! We are happy to invite you to discuss modern global trends in arbitration and take part in the seminar "THE NEW SCC RULES AND THE NOVELTIES IN ICC RULES”, focusing on the latest changes in SCC and ICC Rules. The event is organized by the Ukrainian Bar Association Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution in partnership with the Ukrainian Arbitration Association and the Ukrainian National Committee of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Ukraine).

"Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration: Specific Legal Features"

On 14 March 2017 in Kiev a seminar "Vilnius Commercial Arbitration Court: Legal Features", supported by Ukrainian Arbitration Association was held.

UAA Submitted its Comments and Proposals to the Draft Procedural Codes in Arbitration-related Matters to the Council on Judicial Reform

On 9 March 2017 Ukrainian Arbitration Association submitted to the Council on Judicial Reform its comments and suggestions in respect of the draft Civil Procedure Code and draft Commercial Procedure Code concerning arbitrability rules, issues of judicial assistance to international arbitration, including interim measures and collecting the evidence in support of international commercial arbitration, enforcement of arbitration agreements and certain issues of setting aside of the arbitral awards.

14 March 2017 - Workshop 'Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration: Specific Legal Features'

Dear members of the UAA and all interested! We are happy to invite you to the seminar "Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration: Specific Legal Features " that will be held on 14 March 2017. This event is organized mutually by the Ukrainian Arbitration Association, the Commercial Arbitration Court of Vilnius and the Lithuanian Law Firm DOMINAS DERLING.

23 January 2017 Panel discussion 'The reform and development of arbitration institutions in Ukraine' will be held

Dear members of the UAA and all concerned! Please note that on 23 January 2017 (Monday) the panel discussion on the reform and development of arbitration institutions in Ukraine will be held. The event is organized within the framework of the Council of Europe Project "Support to the Implementation of the Judicial Reform in Ukraine" together with the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Legal Policy and Justice and the Supreme Economic Court of Ukraine.

Meeting of UAA Board Members was held: planning for 2017

On 10 January 2017 the meeting of UAA Board Members was held. The Board discussed the core issues of the Association activities and plans for 2017. Inter alia the agenda was focused on the Arbitration School, essay competition, workshops and webinars and activities of working groups. The other significant issue discussed was related to the organization of events in course of co-operation with the international arbitration institutions.

ICC Lex Mercatoria - 2016: For the first time International Commercial Arbitration Moot V was held in 2 languages

On 25-28 November 2016 law faculty of Belarusian State University in Minsk hosted V ICC Lex Mercatoria International Commercial Arbitration Moot for students. Ukrainian Arbitration Association traditionally assisted in organization and supported the competition as its media partner. UAA members acted as the arbitrators of Lex Mercatoria, joining the representatives of the ICC International Arbitration Court (Paris) arbitrators of the International Arbitration Court at BelCC, team coaches together with the partners and lawyers of international law firms.

20 December 2016 the General Meeting of the Members of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association took place

In compliance with paragraphs 4.1.1, 4.1.2 and 4.2.1 of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association Charter, on 20 December 2016 the General Meeting of the Members of the Association took place, where the new member of the Association`s Board – Yaremko Volodymyr – was elected.

Ukrainian Arbitration Association Elects New President

14 November 2016, the General Meeting of Members of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association (UAA) has elected Olena Perepelynska (Partner, Head of CIS Arbitration Practice of INTEGRITES) as its new President, succeeding the outgoing UAA President Tatyana Slipachuk (Partner, Head of International Dispute Resolution Practice of SAYENKO KHARENKO).

Ukrainian Arbitration Association supported the translation of IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration

Ukrainian Arbitration Association (the “UAA”) supported the translation into Ukrainian of the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration (the “Rules”), adopted by IBA Council Resolution on May 29, 2010.

Ukrainian Arbitration Association congratulates the Ukrainian team winning the IV International Moot Court Competition ICC Lex Mercatoria-2015

28-30 November 2015 the IV International Competition ICC Lex Mercatoria 2015 was held.

New Board of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association Elected

On 16 November 2015 a General Meeting of members of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association ("the Association") – a professional non-profit organization, that unites Ukrainian and foreign arbitration practitioners, - took place, where the new Board of the Association was elected.

UAA Working Group has elaborated a draft law regarding provision of judicial support to international arbitration by the Ukrainian courts

Dear colleagues,
We hereby inform you that the Ukrainian Arbitration Association Working Group I has completed the second stage of work on elaboration of draft amendments to certain laws of Ukraine (regarding judicial support to international commercial arbitration).

UAA Working Group has elaborated a draft law regarding provision of judicial support to international arbitration by the Ukrainian courts

Dear colleagues,
We hereby inform you that the Ukrainian Arbitration Association Working Group I has completed the second stage of work on elaboration of draft amendments to certain laws of Ukraine (regarding judicial support to international commercial arbitration).

16 November 2015 the General Meeting of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association will take place

In compliance with paragraphs 4.1.1, 4.1.2. and 4.2.1 of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association Charter, on 16 November 2015, 12:00PM (Kyiv time) the General Meeting of the Association will take place where regular elections to the Board will be held. The General Meeting Decision will be taken according to the results of electronic voting.

Kiev: The III Arbitration School was held

4-8 of May 2015 the offices of the leading law firms Baker&McKenzie and Asters successfully hosted the III Arbitration School jointly organized by the Ukrainian Arbitration Association and the League of Students of the Ukrainian Bar Association.

The Ukrainian Arbitration Association and International Centre for Dispute Resolution signed a Memorandum of Cooperation

On January 29, 2015 the Ukrainian Arbitration Association and International Centre for Dispute Resolution (the International Division of the American Arbitration Association) signed a Memorandum of long-term cooperation in the development of international commercial arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Ukraine. Arbitration-friendly jurisdiction: 2013-2014” statistical report

Ukrainian courts have developed a friendly attitude to arbitration and do not create significant barriers for arbitration agreements to be recognized and arbitral awards to be recognized and enforced. Refusals to grant the leave for enforcement of arbitral awards in Ukraine are relatively rare – 10% and 18% of all requests considered in 2013 and 2014 respectively, according to the Statistical Report “Ukraine. Arbitration-friendly jurisdiction: 2013-2014” prepared by Cai & Lenard.

Ukrainian Arbitration Association launched new website

Ukrainian Arbitration Association is pleased to announce an update of its website.

Ukrainian Arbitration Association welcomes Olga Vorozhbyt as a new member of the Board

The Ukrainian Arbitration Association (the “UAA”) is pleased to announce that Olga Vorozhbyt, a Dispute Resolution partner in the Kyiv office of CMS Cameron McKenna, has been elected as a new member of the Board. Olga has established herself as a qualified professional with 15 years of experience in dispute resolution and has been an active member of the UAA since its establishment. Olga has also been a contributing participant of the UAA working group on developing a draft law on judicial control and support of international commercial arbitration. The Board of the UAA welcomes Olga as a new asset dedicated to continuing the development and success of the Association.

The Russian Arbitration Association and Ukrainian Arbitration Association signed a Memorandum of Cooperation

On December 25, 2013 the Ukrainian Arbitration Association (UAA) and the Russian Arbitration Association (RAA) signed a Memorandum of long-term cooperation in the development of international and domestic arbitration and the creation of a modern arbitration infrastructure in their jurisdictions.

Ukrainian Arbitration Association supported the translation of the IBA Guidelines on Party Representation in International Arbitration

Ukrainian Arbitration Association (the “UAA”) supported the translation into Ukrainian of the IBA Guidelines on Party Representation in International Arbitration (the “Guidelines”), adopted by IBA Council Resolution on 25 May 2013.

Kiev: The II Arbitration School was held

7-11 of May 2014 at the offices of the leading law firms Baker&McKenzie and Asters successfully passed the II Arbitration School jointly organized by the Ukrainian Arbitration Association and the League of Students of the Ukrainian Bar Association.

UAA Working Group has elaborated a draft law regarding exercise of judicial control over international arbitration by the Ukrainian courts

Dear colleagues,
We hereby inform you that the Working Group I has completed the first stage of work regarding the elaboration of draft amendments to certain laws of Ukraine (concerning judicial control and support of international commercial arbitration).

New Ukrainian book on international arbitration: “International Investment Law and Arbitration” by G.V.Galuschenko.

Dear colleagues,
We are delighted to present you a new Ukrainian publication in field of international arbitration “International Investment Law and Arbitration” by G.V.Galuschenko.

On April 4, 2014 in the premises of Asters law firm the awarding ceremony of the winners and finalists of the First Ukrainian essay competition in international commercial arbitration was held. The competition was jointly organized by the Ukrainian Arbitration Association and Ukrainian Bar Association Students’ League.

Participants were greeted by the UAA President, Partner, Head of international arbitration and international trade practices at Sayenko Kharenko law firm Tatiana Slipachuk, Senior Associate of Asters law firm, the UAA Secretary General Yaroslav Petrov and Counsel at Sayenko Kharenko law firm, the UAA Board Member Olena Perepelynska.

Election of a new Member of the Board

Dear Members of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association,

The Ukrainian Arbitration Association publishes the draft Regulation on the UAA Appointing Committee for public consideration

The Ukrainian Arbitration Association (the “UAA”) is pleased to announce that the draft Regulation on the UAA Appointing Committee (the “Regulation”), prepared by the Ad Hoc Arbitration Working Group, is now available for review and commenting.

Current Trends in Arbitration Laws and Rules. Warsaw. Poland

The Centre for Dispute Resolution at the Faculty of Law of the University of Warsaw invites you to an international conference on “Current Trends in Arbitration Laws and Rules” taking place on 12 February 2014 at the University of Warsaw.

The Ukrainian Arbitration Association Invites Its Members to Contribute Publications for Online International Arbitration Database

The Ukrainian Arbitration Association invites its members to join our initiative aiming at launching an online database of articles and papers on international commercial arbitration that have been published by UAA members. The database will be public and may become a very useful tool for arbitration practitioners, scholars and students.

On 17 February 2014 Zakon.ru portal hold a webinar on international arbitration: myths and modern technology

This event is the first in a series of webinars on the portal Zakon.ru. The webinar was devoted to current issues in international arbitration and hold by such partners as – “Muranov, Chernyakov and Partners” law firm, Baker & Mckenzie CIS, Limited and Ukrainian Arbitration Association.

Ukrainian Arbitration Association successfully runs the first International Arbitration School in Ukraine

Last week the Ukrainian Arbitration Association (the “UAA”) was busy with running an intensive five-day arbitration program of the First International Arbitration School organized jointly with the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy’s Faculty of Law (“UKMA”).

Roundtable on improvement of Ukrainian legislation held

On 18 December 2012 the Ukrainian Arbitration Association (the Association) jointly with the representatives of ICC Ukraine, International Commercial Arbitration Court at the CCI of Ukraine and the Arbitration Chamber of Ukraine have held a roundtable where urgent measures for the improvement of Ukrainian arbitration legislation, including the promotion of the draft law prepared by a working group of the specialist committee of ICC Ukraine were discussed.

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